Sunday, July 12, 2015

2014-2015 Goal Reflection

Last year, I reflected on my Back to School Goals from Jess at I {heart} Recess B2S Linky.

I think that it's important to do the same thing this year!

Here were my 2014-2015 goals.
Personal: Well, I do have a pretty good school/home balance-but I still took a lot of naps! I think it has something to do with me being a night owl, so I stay up later {meaning I only get ~4-5 hours a sleep}, so I make up 2-3 hours after work...

Organization: I moved away from an online grade book and did a paper one (I had a paper for each subject). It was a lot easier to see who was missing work or what they weren't getting. I did start organizing my math manipulatives by putting them into toolkits-which you can read about here and here.
Planning: I LOVED my curriculum map I made this year-it came in handy when I was planning for the next week. I loved it so much that I redid it and made it better :)
You can read about how I do my curriculum mapping with ELA and Math.

Professional: I've definitely been spending some time with Math in Focus, and I think I did okay teaching it this year. Next year will be better :)

I did get some new tech! I bought myself an iPad
which led to a series of post on the One iPad Class.

http://kaitlyn-smiles.blogspot.com/search/label/One%20Ipad%20Class
I'm always on the lookout for new and better apps, so if you have any suggestions, let me know!

Students: Well, we did a little data tracking. We definitely tracked our pre and post tests for spelling scores, and I tried using  Jenifer Findley's Delicious Data Tracking, but it was hit or miss. I do think that they had fun learning!

Motto: In the stresses of our jobs and the changing environment, I think that it remains important that we remember the nonsense in our lives-and show the kids. It's okay to be silly (and to be a kid)! When we forget to be imaginative and silly, I feel {and please don't throw the tomatoes}, that we lose a way that we can relate to our kids, and that it's okay to be silly sometimes and still learn something.

Now, what am I going to focus on for next year...

Smiles and Sunshine,
Kaitlyn

1 comment:

  1. It is good to reflect on the year. I think I am going to do this too!
    ✰Becca
    Faith Filled Teaching

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